Almost one in ten jobseekers lie significantly on their CV
Around nine per cent of jobseekers admit including “significant” false information on their CVs, a new report from CV-Library reveals.
More than a quarter (28 per cent) of people searching for work lie on their CV. Whilst the proportion of untruths may seem low, it seems jobseekers have varying opinions when it comes to the definition of a lie. Some respondents said they think it is okay to make exaggerations when it comes to their hobbies, experiences and salaries. On the other hand, the majority believe it is not acceptable to lie about their previous employment, qualifications and criminal convictions, reports hrreview.co.uk.
The vast majority (91.2 per cent) of those job hunters who admitted lying on their CVs stated that their boss was none the wiser. Men are also more likely to tell their potential employers false information, with 30.4 per cent of men lying compared with 24.9 per cent of women, reports personneltoday.com.
Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library, advises businesses to ask candidates “a few simple but probing” questions when they’re interviewing them, as this can expose some suspicious claims.
“For businesses, this is just another reason to make sure they’re one step ahead when it comes to recruiting,” he commented. “Whilst the majority of candidates are honest, it’s important to prepare for the minority that aren’t.”y getting in touch with us today.y.